Nha Trang Vietnam

MACV-SOG Dedicated Airlift Support – Vietnam

April 22, 2021 SOF News 0

This article by John Gargus was originally published in the Sentinel in January 2021. Studies and Observations Group, SOG, was established early in 1964 as a top secret unconventional joint task force to conduct clandestine operations against North Vietnam. Its […]

10th Special Forces member on a snow machine during a four week long winter warfare training exercise in Sweden. (photo by SSG Matthew Britton, SOCEUR, February 28, 20180.

Podcast – SOF in the High North

April 7, 2021 SOF News 0

The new National Defense Strategy has special operations forces spending less time on GWOT and more time on great power competition (GPC). SOF has to be prepared to meet the GPC challenge in many parts of the world. With climate […]

History of MACV-SOG

MACV-SOG History Website

March 12, 2021 SOF News 0

A new website has arrived that covers the history of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG). This secretive unit was activated in 1964 as a joint special operations task force. About MACV-SOG. Studies and Observations […]

The CIA war in Kurdistan

Book Review – The CIA War in Kurdistan

January 26, 2021 John Friberg 0

A recent book, The CIA War in Kurdistan, details the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in northern Iraq before and during the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in early 2003. The main ground effort of OIF would […]

Air Force Cross Awarded to Special Tactics Airman

Special Tactics Airman Awarded Air Force Cross

January 15, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Maxwell Daigle, 27th SOW, Dec 10, 2020. Snapped awake by the sound of belt-fed machine gun fire, then-Senior Airman Alaxey Germanovich, a combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, surveys the compound he had dozed off […]